Unlawful Russian Casinos Just Part for the Gaming Picture
The old coal mining adage that ‘I owe my soul towards the company store’ has taken on bizarre meaning with the recent discovery of a underground immigrant slave garment manufacturing ‘village’ in Moscow, replete with a equally unlawful casino. The town that is underground held 200 Asian workers held captive against their might was discovered by authorities in yet another raid, one of hundreds to occur throughout Russia; a country where gambling, like vodka, seems to be in the genes (not to mention, jeans).
Just State Nyet to Gambling
Massive authorities raids of the nation’s underground (not necessarily literally) casinos have generated some 662 shutdowns to date, while the Russian Interior Ministry’s Moscow workplace says that the ancillary special ops task force has slammed the doors on 4,747 bones that were supplying illegal moonshine alcohol, to the tune of 31 a great deal of booze in all. Your livers will later thank you, Russkies.
The casino Prohibition-style cloud that hangs over Russia started right back in summer of 2009; that’s when gambling in all but four notably hard-to-access designated gambling regions were pronounced as illegal gambling areas. (We’re pretty sure booze isn’t illegal anywhere there, but perhaps nothing short of ethyl alcohol will give their jaded livers a jolt anymore).
Hey Big Spender
And while Russia’s average-guy take home pay just below $21,000 is underneath the typical American’s ( (suite…)